I did some experiments with a Kodak Brownie No. 2 F recently, these were basically test shots to see if the camera still works. First time shooting medium format as well.  I think the Brownie is quite a fun camera and still works perfectly. So, here are the first shots:

Kodak Brownie No. 2 Model F (1932-1935)

Kodak TriX 400 120 in Xtol 1+1 (messed up development).





As I am so used to develop 35mm film, I’d prepared only half the amount of developer I should have used (my brain automatically switched to amounts for one film), realized two minutes into the development and topped up – hence the uneven negatives. But as I said – test shots, so who cares. I’d love to shoot some expired colour film in the Brownie at some point, I think it could produce some nice results. Just need to find some.

Another experiment was shooting my first sheet film (9×12) in an old camera (supposedly dating back to somewhen between 1910 to 1930). I had some help from the photophilia guys, who teached me how to load the film into the holder, shoot the camera and spool the film into the reels for development.

Camera: unknown manufacturer (presumably around 1910-1930)
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 15,5 cm, 1:4,5
Shutter: Compur
Aperture: f22
Exposure time: bulb (two flashes, approximately 1 to 2 seconds)

Fomapan 100 sheet film 9×12
Rodinal 1+50

Straight out of scanner, no dust/scratch/water stains removal.


A big shout out to the guys who helped me shooting this (photophilia)!

2 thoughts on “Experiments

  1. this is so completely awesome. I just inherited my mom’s first camera. A brownie but not quite as old as yours. It’s around 1960 or 1961? I was having a hard time finding 127 film and just order a roll for about 20 bucks from over seas. I love your double exposure up there. Great stuff.

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